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Ramaswamy to withdraw from Colorado primary unless Trump is on the ballot

"This is what an *actual* attack on democracy looks like: in an un-American, unconstitutional, and *unprecedented* decision, a cabal of Democrat judges are barring Trump from the ballot in Colorado," Ramaswamy declared.

Published: December 19, 2023 7:17pm

Republican presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy excoriated the Colorado Supreme Court's Tuesday decision to remove former President Donald Trump from the state ballot and called on his fellow Republicans to withdraw from the state's primary unless Trump's name appears on the ballot.

The court on Tuesday determined that Trump engaged in an insurrection by inciting the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol Riot and was therefore ineligible to run under the 14th Amendment. Trump's campaign has vowed to appeal to the Supreme Court. Ramaswamy contended that the decision amounted to a political move to disqualify Trump amid his mounting lead in the polls.

"This is what an *actual* attack on democracy looks like: in an un-American, unconstitutional, and *unprecedented* decision, a cabal of Democrat judges are barring Trump from the ballot in Colorado," Ramaswamy declared. Having tried every trick in the book to eliminate President Trump from running in this election, the bipartisan Establishment is now deploying a new tactic to bar him from ever holding office again: the 14th Amendment."

"I pledge to *withdraw* from the Colorado GOP primary unless Trump is also allowed to be on the state’s ballot, and I demand that Ron DeSantis, Chris Christie, and Nikki Haley to do the same immediately - or else they are tacitly endorsing this illegal maneuver which will have disastrous consequences for our country," he added. "Today’s decision is the latest election interference tactic to silence political opponents and swing the election for whatever puppet the Democrats put up this time by depriving Americans of the right to vote for their candidate of choice."

Trump is currently far ahead in the Republican primary, leading with an average 62.9% support, according to RealClearPolitics. DeSantis places second with 12.1%, while Haley places third with 11.6%, Ramaswamy places fourth with 4.4%, and Christie places fifth with 2.6%.

Ben Whedon is an editor and reporter for Just the News. Follow him on X, formerly Twitter.

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